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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97204


Sara Schooley, Pedestrian Coordinator


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Pedestrian Advisory Committee

  • What is the PAC?

  • How to Join the Pedestrian Advisory Committee

  • Come to a PAC Meeting

Interested in making Portland a more comfortable, safe, and attractive place to walk?

Want to learn more about the policies, programs, and planning efforts that impact walkability in Portland?

Then we want you!!

The Pedestrian Advisory Committee is recruiting for new members!! To learn about the PAC and fill out the application, click on the members tab on the left, or just click here!

Our next meeting is September 15th, 2015 at The Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Ave). Click on the "Meetings" tab to the left for more information! You can go directly to the agenda here.

Regular meeting time and place:

Third Tuesday of the month
7:00pm in The Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Ave), 8th Floor, Hawthorne Room

What is the Pedestrian Advisory Committee?

The PAC advises the City of Portland – particularly the Bureau of Transportation – on matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness and environmental enhancement. The PAC is a 9- to 15-person committee that represents a cross-section of Portlanders, including walking and mobility advocates, neighborhood activists, environmental design professionals and citizens-at-large.

The PAC meets the third Tuesday evening each month. Members are appointed to a 4-year term. PAC member activities include, but are not limited to, reviewing and making recommendations on:

  • planning documents affecting pedestrians
  • pedestrian projects
  • projects with pedestrian facilities
  • funding priorities for pedestrian-related projects
  • activities of other jurisdictions that affect pedestrians in Portland
  • maintaining and periodically updating the Portland Pedestrian Design Guide and Pedestrian Master Plan

Qualified individuals must:

  • be a resident of or own a business in the City of Portland
  • have an interest in promoting the use of walking for transportation and recreation
  • commit to attend monthly meetings and participate in the work of the committee


Current Members: 

Rebecca Hamilton (Co-Chair), Roger Averbeck (Co-Chair), Don Baack, Chase Ballew, Anthony Buczek, David Crout, Marianne Fitzgerald, Arlene Kimura, Doug Klotz, Rod Merrick, Elizabeth Mros-O'Hara, Eve Nilenders, and Suzanne Stahl.

Staff contact or more information:  Sara Schooley, Pedestrian Coodinator, 503-823-4589,